The Stadtpark, right in the heart of the city is a greenbelt along the river Pegnitz that makes for a pleasant stroll or picnic. The Barockgärten (Baroque Garden) is a public park near St. Johannis' district, which still maintains the stylized tastes of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Tiergarten is a beautifully landscaped zoo in the eastern area of the city. The most popular attraction is the dolphin show, but there's also a steam engine train and a petting zoo. You can reach the zoo by bus or subway from anywhere in the city. In Cramer-Klett Park in the eastern section of Nuremberg you'll find the Nürnberger Marionetten-Theater at the Apollotempel where you can watch puppet shows.
Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds Head for Zeppelin Field, the site of the Nazi Rallies. While most of the structure is gone, the massive platforms still stand where Hitler once spoke before tens of thousands.
Canal cruise Take a load off the feet after a long morning of sight-seeing by taking a canal cruise. They run during the warm months in the mid-afternoon.